It's fun (for me anyway) to find ways to visually describe a complicated idea so anyone can understand. Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is one of those technology topics that benefits greatly from a visual spin. Below are some alternative sketches developed for the Forest Service as they work to build smart new apps for work and recreation.
From Wikipedia: Service-oriented architecture is less about how to modularize an application, and more about how to compose an application by integration Read more
Sales planning for large organizations touches manufacturing, shipping, procurement, trade discounts, events, and other areas. Sales management activities are obviously crucial to the success of most any organization. In our visual depiction of sales, we strove to provide a good context for synchronized interests in an SAP implementation.
Many enterprises find their file servers and the means employees use to log into them evolving rapidly. This can leave a patchwork challenge of software resources on various network and authentication venues. Explaining this challenge is very difficult for technologists and nearly impossible for mere mortals to imagine.
Take for example this recent project, in which multiple development streams needed to be brought together thoughtfully for the benefit of one future client access platform. Read more
One challenge in promoting an organization-wide change is tuning the message details correctly. When different people need the information at different times, and in different detail levels, the messages can become complex quickly. In this case for example, we had some technology users with compressed files and some with none. We had some users who were responsible for multiple computers. All had to migrated on a manageable and orderly schedule.
Our response was to develop a critical path Read more